Here's a new jam video from Lachlan Cameron who says: "This was the first instalment of the Barrie North jam and to our surprise it was a great turn out. 20 riders made the trek to the great North to ride in a big empty parking lot. Thanks to all that made this possible!!"
Kevin Nikulski won the Astrolabe 5 contest in France. After a 3rd place in the qualification he managed to pull most of his combos in his final run. Dub who won the qualifications was struggling a bit and got 2nd.
1st Kevin Nikulski
2nd Jean William Prevost
3rd Fabien Stephan
We're not focussing much on the old school scene but this a cool interview with a flatland pioneer from the early days. Martin Aparijo was one of the first freestyle riders who specialized in flatland. We had to do a little research on 23mag.com and he is actually the inventor of the Cherrypicker and other old school tricks. This is the first episode of a series of BMX History videos by Juca Favela. Follow him on vimeo to stay up to date.
We The People designed and released a freecoaster. It's called the Helix and WTP says: "The long awaited Helix Free coaster. We took the tried and tested features from the best free coasters to date and then developed our very own patented clutch retention system, making this thing the most durable and reliable free coaster of it's kind. Paired up with our new free coaster hub guards, the Helix hub will take you backwards in style and hold up to any peg abuse that comes its way."
With a weight of 641 g or 1.41 lbs it's a bit heavier than for example a KHE flatland freecoaster. It comes with a 9T driver, 14mm axle and is made of 6061-T6 alloy. Check the promo video with street rider Ed Zunda to see it in action.
Hanawa Shimpei is working on a new video project: "7 years have passed since we released the dvd "the Discovery". Now, we're ready to release the second edition of it "the Discovery Vol.02". New rider, new tricks etc... "the Discovery" features the Kansai region in Japan."
The trailer looks sick and we're really looking forward to the full video!
Featured riders: Hiroki "Tangmeng" Iwata, Shinichi "Russis" Kiba, Tomokazu "Mo-rich" Morinaga, Masashi Itani, Jun Katayama, Shunsuke Komatsu, Shimpei Hanawa, Yoshiyuki Sawai, Shinya "Günter" Matura, Tomohiro Kiyoku, Morishii, Takahiro "Kyoro" Higaki and Hidenori "Soncho" Ishizaki
Here's a sick li'l edit I'm very happy to share! Naoto met up with James Smith in London for this incredible video shot with a GoPro. Someone give James an award for best GoPro flatland footage already! The star of this is obviously Naoto though, who absolutely KILLS it here. Incredible riding throughout - click play on this one!